How can China project strength in first handshake with Trump?


BEIJING: As video clips of US President Donald Trump’s arm-jerking, clasp-patting handshakes with world leaders and his own administration members have gone viral, the diplomatic world is trying to come to grips with a gesture that breaches etiquette and protocol.

This may be an issue Chinese officials are questioning as both sides negotiate a possible meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Trump at the G20 in July – how can China get the upper hand in this mano a mano presidential matchup?

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